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Assad Forces Surge Forward in Syria as U.S. Pulls Back


Created: Tue, 15 Oct 2019 00:53:26 +0000

Author: Ben Hubbard and Eric Schmitt

Syrian government forces streamed into the country’s northeast, filling a vacuum opened up by President Trump’s decision to pull back in Syria.

Read more: Assad Forces Surge Forward in Syria as U.S. Pulls Back


Who Are the Kurds, and Why Is Turkey Attacking Them in Syria?


Created: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 21:09:11 +0000

Author: Patrick Kingsley

Why did Turkey invade? Why did America leave? How did the Kurds gain so much land? We answer 10 key questions about the Turkish invasion of northern Syria.

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14 Police Officers Killed in an Ambush in Mexico


Created: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 22:12:25 +0000

Author: Elisabeth Malkin

The attack, in an area drug gangs have battled over for decades, is a reminder of the challenges facing the president, who may end his first year with a record number of killings.

Read more: 14 Police Officers Killed in an Ambush in Mexico


The Queen Speaks, but Is Overshadowed by Brexit


Created: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 19:56:49 +0000

Author: Mark Landler and Stephen Castle

By tradition, the queen’s speech is when the governing party lays out its legislative agenda. But Parliament is preoccupied with other matters just now.

Read more: The Queen Speaks, but Is Overshadowed by Brexit


Catalan Separatist Leaders Get Lengthy Prison Terms for Sedition


Created: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 19:58:25 +0000

Author: Raphael Minder

Spain’s Supreme Court gave the former deputy leader of Catalonia, Oriol Junqueras, 13 years. A Spanish judge also issued a new European arrest warrant for Carles Puigdemont.

Read more: Catalan Separatist Leaders Get Lengthy Prison Terms for Sedition


Failed Notre-Dame Plot Leads to Shame, Regret and Heavy Sentences


Created: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 21:21:11 +0000

Author: Elian Peltier

The trial has shed new light on the role of women in homegrown terrorism in France.

Read more: Failed Notre-Dame Plot Leads to Shame, Regret and Heavy Sentences


Cell Service Returns to Kashmir, Allowing First Calls in Months


Created: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 19:25:58 +0000

Author: Sameer Yasir

After imposing a complete communications blackout two months ago, the Indian government on Monday partially restored cellphone service in the Kashmir Valley.

Read more: Cell Service Returns to Kashmir, Allowing First Calls in Months


Rome University at Heart of Trump Inquiry Becomes a Vortex of Intrigue


Created: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 19:00:46 +0000

Author: Jason Horowitz

Italian newspapers that have depicted Link University as either a shady diploma mill or den of spies, unfairly tarnishing its reputation, its president says.

Read more: Rome University at Heart of Trump Inquiry Becomes a Vortex of Intrigue


South Korean Politician Resigns After Weeks of Protests


Created: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 08:51:36 +0000

Author: Choe Sang-Hun

Ever since the appointment of Cho Kuk as justice minister, South Korea has been rocked by huge rallies for and against him.

Read more: South Korean Politician Resigns After Weeks of Protests


Inside a Brazen Scheme to Woo China: Gifts, Golf and a $4,254 Wine


Created: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 19:24:05 +0000

Author: Michael Forsythe, David Enrich and Alexandra Stevenson

Confidential documents detail Deutsche Bank’s influence campaign and hiring practices in China. More than 100 relatives of top Communist Party officials got jobs.

Read more: Inside a Brazen Scheme to Woo China: Gifts, Golf and a $4,254 Wine


Deal Struck in Ecuador to Cancel Austerity Package and End Protests


Created: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 21:42:05 +0000

Author: José María León Cabrera and Clifford Krauss

Under the agreement, the president pledged to withdraw from an I.M.F.-backed program that raised fuel prices, and Indigenous leaders agreed to call off more protests.

Read more: Deal Struck in Ecuador to Cancel Austerity Package and End Protests


Tunisia Polls Suggest Conservative Professor Wins Election


Created: Sun, 13 Oct 2019 20:09:10 +0000

Author: The Associated Press

A conservative, Islamist-backed law professor looked set to assume Tunisia’s presidency in the country that unleashed the Arab Spring pro-democracy uprisings.

Read more: Tunisia Polls Suggest Conservative Professor Wins Election


Trudeau’s Tough Fight Could Make Canada’s Small Parties Kingmakers


Created: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 04:01:01 +0000

Author: Ian Austen

As Canada’s election campaign heads into its final week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is locked in a tie with his Conservative challengers. But smaller parties could end up in a powerful position.

Read more: Trudeau’s Tough Fight Could Make Canada’s Small Parties Kingmakers


Boeing’s Board Acted After Months of Mounting Pressure


Created: Sun, 13 Oct 2019 23:28:13 +0000

Author: Natalie Kitroeff and David Gelles

The decision to strip Dennis Muilenburg of his chairman title culminated months of internal debate over whether to hold top executives accountable after the 737 Max crashes.

Read more: Boeing’s Board Acted After Months of Mounting Pressure


With No End to Unrest in Sight, Hong Kong’s Economic Pain Deepens


Created: Sun, 13 Oct 2019 18:32:19 +0000

Author: Andrew Jacobs

An unmistakable sense of alarm is spreading among both small business owners and corporate executives who see no way out of the impasse.

Read more: With No End to Unrest in Sight, Hong Kong’s Economic Pain Deepens


Pullback Leaves Green Berets Feeling ‘Ashamed,’ and Kurdish Allies Describing ‘Betrayal’


Created: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 11:44:42 +0000

Author: Eric Schmitt, Thomas Gibbons-Neff, Ben Hubbard and Helene Cooper

As Turkish forces cross into Kurdish areas of northern Syria, the orders from Washington to U.S. troops are simple: Stand back. Let the Kurds fight for themselves.

Read more: Pullback Leaves Green Berets Feeling ‘Ashamed,’ and Kurdish Allies Describing ‘Betrayal’


Police Officer Is Stabbed in Hong Kong During Flash-Mob Protests


Created: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 15:24:28 +0000

Author: Mike Ives, Ezra Cheung and Tiffany May

The rallies were spread across much of the city and reflected continuing anger over a ban on wearing face masks at public gatherings.

Read more: Police Officer Is Stabbed in Hong Kong During Flash-Mob Protests


Poland Election: Law and Justice Party Holds on to Power, Early Returns Show


Created: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 10:06:35 +0000

Author: Marc Santora

The party’s twinned platform of aggrieved nationalism and government largess appeared to have secured it a new term in office.

Read more: Poland Election: Law and Justice Party Holds on to Power, Early Returns Show


Russia Bombed Four Syrian Hospitals. We Have Proof.


Created: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 19:24:10 +0000

Author: Evan Hill, Christiaan Triebert, Malachy Browne, Dmitriy Khavin, Drew Jordan and Whitney Hurst

The Times obtained thousands of air force recordings, which reveal for the first time that Russia repeatedly bombed hospitals in Syria.

Read more: Russia Bombed Four Syrian Hospitals. We Have Proof.


‘Our River Was Like a God’: How Dams and China’s Might Imperil the Mekong


Created: Sat, 12 Oct 2019 20:38:27 +0000

Author: Hannah Beech

A river system that feeds millions of people is in danger of being starved of the nutrients needed to sustain its life.

Read more: ‘Our River Was Like a God’: How Dams and China’s Might Imperil the Mekong


How a Few Grams of Pot Turned an American-Israeli Into a Geopolitical Pawn


Created: Sat, 12 Oct 2019 19:28:33 +0000

Author: Isabel Kershner

Naama Issachar, a yoga student arrested at the Moscow airport, has found her fate linked to that of a little-known Russian held in Israel and facing extradition to the United States.

Read more: How a Few Grams of Pot Turned an American-Israeli Into a Geopolitical Pawn


Trump’s Abrupt Shifts in Middle East Unnerve U.S. Allies


Created: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 14:50:02 +0000

Author: David D. Kirkpatrick, Ben Hubbard and David M. Halbfinger

President Trump’s acquiescence to a Turkish raid on the Kurds in northern Syria alarmed allies for its unpredictability as much as its betrayal.

Read more: Trump’s Abrupt Shifts in Middle East Unnerve U.S. Allies


Gunmen Strike Mosque in Burkina Faso


Created: Sat, 12 Oct 2019 17:24:24 +0000

Author: Reuters

About 15 people were killed, suggesting the spread of an Islamist insurgency in West Africa.

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India Vows to Restore Mobile Service in Kashmir


Created: Sat, 12 Oct 2019 15:46:44 +0000

Author: Sameer Yasir

The Indian authorities said many cellphones would begin working on Monday in the disputed region after two months of a communications blackout.

Read more: India Vows to Restore Mobile Service in Kashmir


Those Foreign Business Ties? The Trump Sons Have Plenty Too


Created: Fri, 11 Oct 2019 23:41:24 +0000

Author: Eric Lipton, Steve Eder and Ben Protess

The Trumps have criticized Hunter Biden for doing business overseas while his father was vice president. Last month, the Trumps won approval in Scotland to build 500 homes.

Read more: Those Foreign Business Ties? The Trump Sons Have Plenty Too


Trump Orders Troops and Weapons to Saudi Arabia in Message of Deterrence to Iran


Created: Fri, 11 Oct 2019 23:48:50 +0000

Author: Eric Schmitt and David E. Sanger

The announcement came five days after Mr. Trump said his desire to end America’s “endless wars” led him to pull back troops from the Syria-Turkey border.

Read more: Trump Orders Troops and Weapons to Saudi Arabia in Message of Deterrence to Iran


Poland’s State Media Is Government’s Biggest Booster Before Election


Created: Fri, 11 Oct 2019 18:27:51 +0000

Author: Marc Santora and Joanna Berendt

With state television firmly under the control of the ruling party, it has proved itself more valuable than any billboard or advertising campaign.

Read more: Poland’s State Media Is Government’s Biggest Booster Before Election


Like ‘Working in a Prison’: Six Years in the Hell of Syria’s Hospitals


Created: Fri, 11 Oct 2019 13:35:25 +0000

Author: Carlotta Gall

Dr. Omar Ibrahim was a resident in neurosurgery in Egypt when he decided to go to Syria “to achieve something different.” He is out now, but wants to return to war surgery.

Read more: Like ‘Working in a Prison’: Six Years in the Hell of Syria’s Hospitals


Uber Acquires Cornershop, a Grocery Delivery Start-Up


Created: Fri, 11 Oct 2019 13:15:05 +0000

Author: Kate Conger

Although the growth of its core business has slowed, Uber is building its food and freight delivery services, among other ambitions.

Read more: Uber Acquires Cornershop, a Grocery Delivery Start-Up


Giuliani Pressed for Turkish Prisoner Swap in Oval Office Meeting


Created: Sat, 12 Oct 2019 00:42:14 +0000

Author: Jo Becker, Maggie Haberman and Eric Lipton

The lawyer had asked that President Trump and Rex Tillerson, then secretary of state, help a client who was accused in a more than $10 billion scheme to thwart sanctions on Iran.

Read more: Giuliani Pressed for Turkish Prisoner Swap in Oval Office Meeting


For Poland, Nobel Prize in Literature Is Cause for Conflict as Much as Congratulation


Created: Thu, 10 Oct 2019 22:47:31 +0000

Author: Marc Santora and Joanna Berendt

When Olga Tokarczuk of Poland won the prize, the reaction was as divided as is the country itself. To some, she is an eloquent writer who captures Poland’s tragic history. To others, she is a traitor.

Read more: For Poland, Nobel Prize in Literature Is Cause for Conflict as Much as Congratulation


Brexit Gets Adrenaline Shot From Meeting of British and Irish Leaders


Created: Thu, 10 Oct 2019 19:31:33 +0000

Author: Mark Landler and Stephen Castle

Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain and his Ireland counterpart, Leo Varadkar, saw “a pathway to a possible deal” ahead of the Oct. 31 Brexit deadline.

Read more: Brexit Gets Adrenaline Shot From Meeting of British and Irish Leaders


In Poland, Nationalism With a Progressive Touch Wins Voters


Created: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 09:27:00 +0000

Author: Marc Santora

The ruling Law and Justice party looks likely to hang onto power in elections on Sunday by using an unusual blend of populism and progressive policy.

Read more: In Poland, Nationalism With a Progressive Touch Wins Voters


China Blows Whistle on Nationalistic Protests Against the N.B.A.


Created: Fri, 11 Oct 2019 11:02:52 +0000

Author: Keith Bradsher and Javier C. Hernández

China has clamped down on state media coverage and online discussion of an American basketball executive’s tweet about the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.

Read more: China Blows Whistle on Nationalistic Protests Against the N.B.A.


Ukraine’s President: ‘I Wanted to Be World Famous,’ but Not This Way


Created: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 10:17:29 +0000

Author: Michael Schwirtz and Andrew E. Kramer

Volodymyr Zelensky came to office vowing to fight corruption and forge peace. Then came the Trump phone call. Today, in a marathon news conference, he tried to start over.

Read more: Ukraine’s President: ‘I Wanted to Be World Famous,’ but Not This Way


Olga Tokarczuk and Peter Handke Awarded Nobel Prizes in Literature


Created: Thu, 10 Oct 2019 21:09:41 +0000

Author: Alex Marshall and Alexandra Alter

The 2018 and 2019 laureates were named at the same time because last year’s prize was postponed over a scandal involving a husband of an academy member.

Read more: Olga Tokarczuk and Peter Handke Awarded Nobel Prizes in Literature


Only a Locked Door Stopped a Massacre at a German Synagogue


Created: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 14:20:03 +0000

Author: Christopher F. Schuetze and Melissa Eddy

The gunman who fatally shot two people made clear that he chose his target intending to kill as many Jews as possible and that he hoped to impress extremists beyond Germany.

Read more: Only a Locked Door Stopped a Massacre at a German Synagogue


Apple Removes App That Helps Hong Kong Protesters Track the Police


Created: Thu, 10 Oct 2019 20:13:37 +0000

Author: Jack Nicas

Apple said it was removing the HKmap.live app, which was criticized by Chinese state media, because the Hong Kong authorities said protesters used it to attack the police.

Read more: Apple Removes App That Helps Hong Kong Protesters Track the Police


Top Contender for Tunisia Presidency Freed From Jail, 4 Days Before Vote


Created: Thu, 10 Oct 2019 00:57:02 +0000

Author: Lilia Blaise

Nabil Karoui, one of the two candidates in the runoff to become Tunisia’s president, was released after threatening to seek postponement of Sunday’s vote.

Read more: Top Contender for Tunisia Presidency Freed From Jail, 4 Days Before Vote


Russia Couldn’t Stop This Putin Critic. Now It Has a New Tactic.


Created: Wed, 09 Oct 2019 19:00:44 +0000

Author: Andrew Higgins

Russian authorities stepped up their long campaign to silence the opposition leader, accusing him of taking foreign money, a charge he denies.

Read more: Russia Couldn’t Stop This Putin Critic. Now It Has a New Tactic.


War Zone Stories, Liberated via Social Networking


Created: Thu, 10 Oct 2019 02:07:18 +0000

Author: Vivian Yee and Hwaida Saad

Vivian Yee and Hwaida Saad, who cover the Middle East, have found Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter and YouTube vital to getting information out of Syria.

Read more: War Zone Stories, Liberated via Social Networking


Assailant Live-Streamed Attempted Attack on German Synagogue


Created: Thu, 10 Oct 2019 12:55:00 +0000

Author: Melissa Eddy, Rick Gladstone and Tiffany Hsu

A gunman tried to enter a synagogue in Germany during Yom Kippur, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar, in what officials called an anti-Semitic attack.

Read more: Assailant Live-Streamed Attempted Attack on German Synagogue


U.S. Disputes Finding That Airstrikes on Afghan Drug Labs Killed 30 Civilians


Created: Wed, 09 Oct 2019 13:18:01 +0000

Author: Thomas Gibbons-Neff

The American military said the facilities were funding the Taliban. But a United Nations report argued that those working in the labs were not “performing combat functions.”

Read more: U.S. Disputes Finding That Airstrikes on Afghan Drug Labs Killed 30 Civilians


The Green Revolution Spreading Across Our Rooftops


Created: Wed, 09 Oct 2019 09:46:54 +0000

Author: Kelly DiNardo

Green roofs can save energy, reduce air pollution and attract residents with their appealing look. Now, cities worldwide are enshrining them into law.

Read more: The Green Revolution Spreading Across Our Rooftops


Turkey Launches Offensive Against U.S.-Backed Syrian Militia


Created: Fri, 11 Oct 2019 15:49:29 +0000

Author: Ben Hubbard and Carlotta Gall

President Trump condemned the attack on the Kurdish-led militia, which began days after he had greenlighted it.

Read more: Turkey Launches Offensive Against U.S.-Backed Syrian Militia


‘An Exorcism Must Be Done’: An Anti-Putin Shaman Sets Off Unrest


Created: Wed, 09 Oct 2019 21:10:39 +0000

Author: Anton Troianovski

With discontent growing in Russia, a mystic, helped by a video-blogging cabby, set off unheard-of protests in one of Siberia’s biggest cities.

Read more: ‘An Exorcism Must Be Done’: An Anti-Putin Shaman Sets Off Unrest


In Paris Knife Attack, Missed Signals and Calls for Vigilance


Created: Wed, 09 Oct 2019 04:20:43 +0000

Author: Adam Nossiter

Police officials did not act on concerns by a killer’s co-workers, but President Emmanuel Macron called on the French to “be on the lookout.”

Read more: In Paris Knife Attack, Missed Signals and Calls for Vigilance


Mysterious Oil Spill Becomes New Environmental Crisis for Brazil


Created: Tue, 08 Oct 2019 18:08:52 +0000

Author: Ernesto Londoño

Brazil’s president said the government had a theory of what led to the spill, adding that a foreign country was on “the radar.”

Read more: Mysterious Oil Spill Becomes New Environmental Crisis for Brazil


Ally of Al Qaeda Killed in Afghanistan Raid, Officials Say, but Taliban Deny It


Created: Tue, 08 Oct 2019 18:23:54 +0000

Author: Thomas Gibbons-Neff

U.S. and Afghan officials say commandos killed Asim Umar, head of a Qaeda affiliate that has recruited many militants. The Taliban denied the claim.

Read more: Ally of Al Qaeda Killed in Afghanistan Raid, Officials Say, but Taliban Deny It


Militia Commander Says It Will Attack Turkish Forces if They Enter Syria


Created: Wed, 09 Oct 2019 14:25:59 +0000

Author: Ben Hubbard, Carlotta Gall and Eric Schmitt

Turkey’s president said a Syrian operation was imminent but confusion remained over President Trump’s Syria policy.

Read more: Militia Commander Says It Will Attack Turkish Forces if They Enter Syria


A Far-Right Dilemma for Europe’s Mainstream: Contain It or Join It?


Created: Wed, 09 Oct 2019 21:14:35 +0000

Author: Katrin Bennhold, Amanda Taub and Max Fisher

Traditional parties are increasingly working with the far right at a local level, fraying a taboo. Will the cooperation defuse or enable a disruptive force?

Read more: A Far-Right Dilemma for Europe’s Mainstream: Contain It or Join It?


Ecuador’s President Moves Seat of Government to Escape Protests


Created: Tue, 08 Oct 2019 23:11:19 +0000

Author: José María León Cabrera

The move came after six days of protests against austerity measures, including the end of a fuel subsidy. Demonstrators clashed with the police and looted businesses.

Read more: Ecuador’s President Moves Seat of Government to Escape Protests


5 More Dead Elephants Found at Thailand Waterfall, Officials Say


Created: Tue, 08 Oct 2019 14:08:34 +0000

Author: Richard C. Paddock and Muktita Suhartono

Park officials say evidence at the scene suggested the 11 animals had died after a calf slipped in rushing waters, and the others tried to save it.

Read more: 5 More Dead Elephants Found at Thailand Waterfall, Officials Say


Top Secret Russian Unit Seeks to Destabilize Europe, Security Officials Say


Created: Tue, 08 Oct 2019 16:00:29 +0000

Author: Michael Schwirtz

Known as Unit 29155, the group is skilled in subversion, sabotage and assassination and has only recently become known to Western intelligence agencies.

Read more: Top Secret Russian Unit Seeks to Destabilize Europe, Security Officials Say

 
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